It has been ages since I last installed GTA IV on my laptop and what a bummer to find that my DVD got corrupted somehow. Here is what happened when I tried installing the game:
I can't post a picture of my disc because I don't have any decent camera with me ATM. But if you want to know; yes it's condition is poor. I still don't get how did it get so much scratched when I didn't even touch it for past 4 years. It used to at least bypass these errors after a few tries but this time, it is just stuck.
So here I am for help. I have tried the following steps to see if things can take a turn for the better:
1) Downloaded some applications which would forcibly try to copy the data2.cab on my HDD. Problem is, it took ridiculous amount of time to even copy 1 MB of the corrupt data. So I called the quits.
Now, I don't want to download illegal iso of the game just for this issue but worst case scenario, I might have to. Chance of me buying this game again is close to nill. If there are any alternative solutions which could help me overcome this problem then please reply.